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Marina Amaral @marinamaral2
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The 150-year-old library with nearly 500,000 books (some of them very rare) was not reached by the flames and is safe. #MuseuNacional
The herbarium, vertebrate animals from the research collection, part of the collection of invertebrates, the main library, and the meteorite are safe too.

Nearly everything else (90%) was destroyed.
Firefighters found a skull amidst the rubble, which may be Luzia, the 11,500-year-old human fossil. Experts are analyzing it at the moment.

Some dinosaur bones survived as well.
Some ceramic pieces survived as well. The firefighters are currently trying to find something else, but other parts of the building collapsed today and they are trying to be as careful as they can.

Pieces of documents are thankfully still being found in neighboring houses.
The museum's director said that the smoke detector was not working when the fire started.
They scanned some of the artifacts (but not all of them) a few months ago - including some of the mummies. So there's still a 3D archive.
Here's part of the 3D archive.
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